Refresh Your Patio or Deck

by Sarah Ruhlman

When you have a patio or deck, it’s the perfect place to hang out at home. When the weather is suitable, you can sit outside and spend time with others or just have some time to yourself. Your deck or patio can start to look a little tired, from the surface of the wood or paving itself to the furniture. When this happens, it’s not so fun to use the space, and then it might get even more neglected. If you want to start using your patio or deck again, you need to think about how to refresh it and give it new life.

Clean the Surface

Firstly, cleaning up your deck or patio will help you to start giving it a new look. Over time, the surface can start to get grimy with moss, dirt, algae, leaves, and other debris. Whether you have a paved patio or a deck made from wood or some sort of composite material, cleaning it now and then will help to keep it looking good and maintain its good condition. You can use pressure washing to efficiently clean your patio or deck and get it looking new again. It’s a quick way to return your patio or deck to a clean state, so you have a good base to work from.

Refresh or Replace Furniture

Once your patio or deck is clean, you can then think about your furniture. You might have some existing furniture that you want to repair or refresh. This is a good idea if you want to save money and you like the furniture that you have. You might repaint your furniture or perhaps add new upholstery to seating. However, new furniture is also a possibility if you want to give your patio or deck a new look. You can set up an area with comfortable seating and a coffee table or fire pit, or perhaps a dining area where you can eat and drink.

Add Some Lighting

Lighting on your patio or deck means that you can use it in the evenings or during low light. You can set up wired lighting outdoors if you want to, but there are also some battery-powered and solar-powered options that you can consider. Other options for lighting include candles, lanterns, and even a fire pit, which can look great in the evening. However, remember to think about safety if you’re considering candles or open flames.

Create Some Shade

One of the benefits of a deck or patio is that it can allow you to sit outside but still shelter from the sun. Adding some shade to your deck or patio area means you can use it even when it’s particularly hot. Some form of adjustable shade is ideal because you can move it throughout the day and make sure it gives you the perfect amount of shade. And, of course, if you don’t want any shade, you can allow more sunlight on your space.

With a few changes, you can give your patio or deck a new look and have a great outdoor living space.

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